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Qualifications Needed To Become A Vet

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 By Chris Moresby

To become a vet, one needs more than a profound love of animals, although its importance cannot be discounted. After all, a vet spends most of his career caring for our four-legged (and some two-legged) friends. However, just affection won’t help serve animals when their health or lives are at stake. After all, a vet is responsible for the prevention of disease and for the medical and surgical treatment of animals, and it requires a lot of training and hard work to gain this expertise.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is the governing body of vets in the country. Under the provisions of the Veterinary Surgeons Act of 1966, with certain minor exceptions, only a registered veterinary surgeon is permitted to diagnose and treat injuries and ailments of animals. In order to be granted membership of the RCVS, an aspiring vet will have to go to university and take a veterinary degree. The UK universities offering veterinary degrees approved by the RCVS are Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cambridge, Edinburgh and London (the Royal Veterinary College). The courses are usually five years in length (six years at some schools). The Nottingham University has also started a new veterinary school. Applications are made through the Universities & College Admissions Service (UCAS).

There are also a number of overseas degrees from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa which are approved by RCVS. Graduates from North American schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association can also apply for membership to the RCVS. Holders of many European degrees are also eligible to register with RCVS if they are EU citizens. Seats at the veterinary degree courses are highly sought after and have stringent requirements for admission. These include a strong academic record as represented by the following: A Levels Biology must usually be offered at A level. The requirement for other subjects varies a little from university to university, but either one or two subjects from Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics should be offered. Some universities may accept a third A level in a non-science subject, but it must be an academically sound subject. The minimum grades generally expected are two A’s and a B, though some schools will require three grade A’s.

AS Levels Some universities accept AS levels, but specific requirements can vary. Sometimes, two AS levels will be accepted instead of one A level, except in Chemistry where a full A level is usually required.

SCE Highers Chemistry must be offered as well as two subjects from Biology, Physics or Mathematics. The grades generally expected are AAABB.

Advanced Highers Applicants are normally advised to proceed to the Sixth Year and include CSYS Chemistry and Biology or Physics in their subjects.

GCSE The applicant must meet the general entrance requirements of the university. Most universities require an applicant to have at least a grade C pass in English Language, Mathematics and Science, and many will expect A grades at GCSE. Where A level Biology or Physics is not offered, the candidate must have a good pass in that subject at GCSE level. Vocational Qualifications Applicants with certain vocational qualifications relevant to the study area, such as the BTEC Diploma in Animal Science, with distinction grades, may be considered by certain schools. In addition to academic excellence, the admission committees lay great stress on practical work experience. The applicant must show his interest in this field by prior work at a veterinary practice or a similar establishment, handling pets and farm animals. However, work experience cannot substitute academic credentials but can add to them.

Once the applicant receives his degree and registers with the RCVS, he can practise in the country as a qualified vet. If he wants to specialise in any particular field, further study is required to gain an additional diploma. 

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Graduate Aptitude Test: helps you make your dreams come true

By Paul Newton

the-college-prosAre you preparing for the entrance test of a university or a graduate school? If yes, you may opt for a graduate aptitude test. A graduate aptitude test will give you an idea about the questions asked in various examinations, such as history, law, medical, and many others. Taking such a test would also help you understand the pattern and level of questions asked in various examinations. This would enable you to crack the entrance examination and secure a seat for yourself in a prestigious university or college.

If you are one of those who aspire to become a doctor, you may take the Biomedical Admission test (BMAT). This graduate aptitude test would help you analyse the kinds of questions asked in the BMAT examination. BMAT is designed to see how a
candidate copes with a medicine or veterinary science degree. The test also determines whether a candidate possesses the set of skills required for being a successful doctor or not. Not only this, the test would also help you find out your weak areas so that you are able to work on them. The BMAT free psychometric
test is a two hour test consisting of: Aptitude, Scientific Knowledge and Written questions.

Another type of graduate aptitude test is the History Aptitude Test (HAT). HAT aims to provide an objective basis for comparing candidates from different backgrounds, including mature applicants and those from different countries who wish to study
History at degree level. On the other hand, students who want to pursue their career as lawyers, the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) is taken as a standardised test. This test is used as part of the admission process for undergraduate law programmes.

A large number of educational institutions opt for graduate aptitude tests to select the right kind of candidates. But, you need not be disappointed. There are many online companies that offer different kinds of graduate aptitude tests for free. All
you need to do is visit a reputed site and choose the right graduate aptitude test for yourself. In addition to the graduate aptitude tests, the online companies also offer job aptitude tests to help candidates opt for a career of his choice. As far as a graduate aptitude test is concerned, it is important to practise sample test papers on a regular basis because only then you would be able to have a good grip over the test. Practising regularly would enable you to finish the test on time and also feel confident whilst answering the questions.

In addition to free graduate aptitude test, you may also take help from e-books. The e-books are designed to offer you an exhaustive information on various subjects, along with the practice paper so that you are able to accelerate you career to a new height. One such example is the Graduate Level Practice Tests. Drafted specifically for graduate level candidates, this e-book offers everything you need to prepare for numerical, verbal, abstract, diagrammatic and spatial reasoning tests as well as essential information on how to pass personality tests and assessment centre exercises.

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Paul newton is well known author who write articles for Graduate Aptitude
Test
.He write on topics Career AptitudeTest,Mechanical Aptitude Test.For more information visit www.psychometric-success.com.

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College Planning Specialists TV Interview with Dan Evertsz

Dan Evertsz owner of BayCollegePlanners.com has the answers to the difficult questions parents and students face when considering the choices and expenses of a college education: “How do we find the money for college?” The following is an introduction to Dan and his Bay Area College Specialists consulting business in the form of a television interview on the Northern California Comcast show “Reference Point” with host Dave Korcharhook.

If you are having trouble qualifying for student aid, finding funding for an education, or if you are in need of consultation about these expenses please consider Dan Evertsz your go-to source for action:


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